BT Sport pundit: Man United should make this signing their priority

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Glenn Hoddle believes that Manchester United must make signing a new centre-half their top priority in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s new manager on a permanent basis last week after the strong start he made following his arrival as interim boss back in December.

Manchester United claimed a 2-1 win over Watford on Saturday to move back into the top four, and the Red Devils will be hoping to secure Champions League qualification for next season.

Attentions will now inevitably begin to shift towards the summer transfer window and the players Manchester United could look to bring in to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.

And former England manager Hoddle feels that bringing in a new, top-quality centre-half is likely to be the club’s top priority.

Speaking to BT Sport on Saturday, Hoddle said: “I think a centre-back would be the number one target.

“I think they’ve got enough firepower to score goals and if [Paul] Pogba keeps playing like he is then you’ve got a talisman that can open doors and create and score goals himself.

“Perhaps under [Jose] Mourinho you were thinking they need another midfielder like that, but he’s there. All that’s coming out of him.

“The French player that we see playing for France… he’s now doing that in a red shirt.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Tuesday night when they take on Wolves away from home.

The Red Devils are aiming to break back into the top four this season and secure qualification for next term’s Champions League.

They will take on FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday 10 April.

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